NIH Director empanels working group on diversity

Aug 24 2011 Published by under Academics

The initial response to the dismal news about black-white disparity in grant scores and funding is...create an advisory panel.

I have seen this reaction before and indeed served on such panels at the local institutional level.

I am not hopeful.

They have a boatload of people listed on the roster already. Going by the stats on the number of African-American PIs, this panel could easily interview each and every one of them. And make a damn good start on all the unsuccessful ones too.

I suggest they start there.

Rather than the usual hot air that never goes anywhere...

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